Entries by Jeff Robb

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Free Hands-On ATV Certification Courses

  Utah law requires youth, ages 8 to 15 years (or until they receive their state issued driver’s license), to complete a Utah Division of Parks and Recreation off-highway vehicle (OHV) education course before operating on public lands, roads or trails.   While an online course is offered, TriCounty Health Department along with Utah State Parks, […]

Wastewater

Utah regulations require that all wastewater be disposed to an approved sewer or onsite wastewater (septic) system. Onsite Wastewater An onsite wastewater system is commonly called a septic system. Wherever there is not a public sewer available, an onsite wastewater system is needed. An onsite wastewater system consists of a septic tank and a drainfield […]

Poison Prevention

National Poison Prevention Week was established in 1961 to call attention to the dangers of poisonings and how to prevent them from occurring. In 2008, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention noted that poisoning is now the leading cause of death from injuries in the United States, surpassing even motor vehicle crashes. The majority […]

Open Burn Window and Air Quality

In recent years, there has been much discussion on air quality in the tri-county region. The temperatures are rapidly warming up and the Spring Burn Window is approaching.  It is important to know what is allowed and what is not allowed before the open burn window. What is Allowed? The burning of vegetation is allowed […]

National “Kick Butts” Day

What is Kick Butts Day? Kick Butts Day is a day of activism that empowers youth to stand out, speak up and seize control against Big Tobacco. Youth are specifically targeted by the Big Tobacco companies. They use advertising tactics and flavors to get kids hooked on their products. Local youth coalitions have made great […]

Utah Cancer Control Program

TriCounty Health Department partners with the Utah Cancer Control Program to offer breast and cervical cancer screening services to income eligible Utah women, ages 40-64 years.  Additionally, for women 50-64 years, the BeWise program provides additional blood pressure, cholesterol, and diabetes screening as well as individualized risk reduction counseling. The BeWise Program is a grant […]

Sexually Transmitted Infections

    This Valentine’s Day, and everyday, we want to encourage you not to give your Valentine more than a date, flowers and chocolate. Don’t give the gift of needed antibiotics! Practice safe sexual activity and don’t share your Sexually Transmitted Infection.  Here are some basic facts on STIs:   50% of all person’s infected […]

Winter Emergency Car Kits

Everyone should carry a Winter Emergency Kit in their car. When the roads are bad, minimize travel. However, if travel is necessary, then keep a winter emergency kit in your car. Checklist of items to have:             -Foldable Shovel       -Windshield scraper       -Battery-powered radio with extra batteries       -Flashlight with extra batteries       -Water- Replace every 6 […]